Weed wrote:Mickey, you mentioned Seamus -- in case you've not seen it, there's a short history of what he got up to after Grosvenor Road at http://www.eelpie.org/seamus.htm
and some home recordings he did at https://www.wussu.com/seamus/
and a copy of a weblog that was put up for a short time after he died where people left their memories of him, which you might find interesting - http://www.wussu.co.uk/grosvenor/wwwboa ... seamus.pdf (none of its internal links are still active)
Thank you for the links.
He knew me from seeing me come and go. And he always had a big welcome and smile. Once I saw him with some sort of Bicycle, it seemed so like his way of being. The image stuck in my mind for ever. Heartbroken to read of his untimely passing robbing us who enjoyed his talents.
There is a band in Heaven where Seamus is holding court
But when I go over his recordings, I see I had not known how diverse his material, nor the enormous repertoire. Sadly for me, busy in the 1980s with my own folk band, then going to Ireland for a spell, then tramping around the Americas, I lost track of RIchmond, and the revolution in Twickenham.
Yet one year, I think it was '72, was in Teddington for a while. Never did go over to EI or Twickers. It was the year before I went to College, and may have been a year after I had been in N. Wales. I do vividly recall Cardigan Bay and the many 'FooFoos' there.
I suppose those were somehow inspired by 'The Nit Wits' TV comedy band and its antics. Certainly recall Cwmraig the Welsh language that folks used. Too, there was a London busker up there, I think his name is 'Griggs'? He did live close by Twickers? was a raging one man band with back drum, foot cymbals, the whole deal. He, too, came out here and did a tour, but on a Triumph Bonneville, which at the time, I thought awesome!
So many threads, so many lives, so many revolutions, so many talents, so many many happenings, such wonderful people, so sad to lose them before I knew them all.